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Second Arrest Made in Bismarck Murder Investigation

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A second arrest has been made in connection to a murder investigation in Bismarck.

20-year-old Joshua Clark of Stanley, is charged with a class AA felony of conspiracy to commit murder in the death of John Swain.

Clark appeared in Burleigh County court on the charge this afternoon.

"It's alleged that you agreed with each other to intentionally or knowingly cause the death of John Swain, It's alleged that you committed the avert act or acts of obtaining a weapon, inviting John Swain to a residence, striking John Swain with a hammer, dismembering John Swain's legs, cleaning the scene of the murder, destroying physical evidence or concealing John Swains body," Said Judge Gail Haggerty.

Clark is being held in Burleigh County --- his bond is set at $1 million cash.

Earlier this week 25-year-old Theo Crowe of Trenton was arrested and charged with murder in the death of Swain.

Lt. Gary Malo mall-o says through interviews Bismarck police identified a second person of interest and arrested Clark last night.

We have already interviewed him in the past so he gave us some information and through our investigation we obtained more information where we wanted to reinterview him and at the conclusion of the interview we had enough information to place him under arrest for also the homicide of John Swain," says Lt.Gary Malo.

Thursday a body was recovered in Poplar, Montana at the home of Crowe's grandmother.

Police believe it's Swain's but an autopsy has not been done yet to confirm it.

Crowe is in custody in Williams County on un-related charges.

Malo says he doesn't expect any further arrests in connection with the homicide.

He says an autopsy on the body recovered yesterday in Poplar, Montana hasn't been done yet and Swain's body has not been returned to Bismarck.

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